Funds to help celebrate Diamond Jubilee

By Ian Dipple 06/04 Updated: 06/04 00:28

ALMOST £8,000 is being made available to help residents with the costs of holding street parties to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

The money is from unallocated funds out of Redditch Borough Council's Stronger Communities Grants Scheme, which residents and community groups will be able to bid for. It will cover administration fees relating to road closures and up to £250 to cover the cost of public liability insurance.

Groups which have already paid out for road closure fees or liability insurance will be able to apply to have it paid back.

Bids can be made until May 4. Visit www.redditchbc.gov.uk for an advice pack, application forms and more information.

RESIDENTS in Studley and Alcester wanting to hold street parties to mark the Diamond Jubilee will not be charged for road closure fees.

Stratford On Avon District Council has decided to waive all fees on street closures for parties held between June 2 and 5 to help residents celebrate. So far the council has received five applications for road closures but none as yet from the Studley and Alcester area. Although the deadline for road closures has now passed, new applications will still be considered and processed.

Residents will also not need a licence to play music, as it would be considered incidental to the event, but a Temporary Event Notice will be needed if people want to sell alcohol. The final date for TEN applications is Friday, May 18.

Visit www.stratford.gov.uk for more information and to download an application form.

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